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cognitive

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adjective cog·ni·tive \ˈkäg-nə-tiv\

Simple Definition of cognitive

  • : of, relating to, or involving conscious mental activities (such as thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cognitive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectual activity (as thinking, reasoning, or remembering) <cognitive impairment>

  2. 2 :  based on or capable of being reduced to empirical factual knowledge

cognitively

adverb

Examples of cognitive in a sentence

  1. Homo sapiens' survival is founded in their filling an evolutionary niche referred to as the cognitive niche. —Daniel Grassam, Skeptical Inquirer, July/August 2001

  2. Researchers are debating whether heading balls can dent the cognitive skills of young soccer players for life. —Lisa McLaughlin, Time, 5 June 2000

  3. Further into the forebrain, motor functions trail off and cognitive functions, involving planning and thinking about the future, begin. —Sandra Blakeslee, New York Times, 8 Nov. 1994



Origin and Etymology of cognitive

(see cognition)


First Known Use: 1586


Medical Dictionary

cognitive

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adjective cog·ni·tive \ˈkäg-nət-iv\

Medical Definition of cognitive

  1. :  of, relating to, or being conscious intellectual activity (as thinking, reasoning, remembering, imagining, or learning words) <the cognitive elements of perception—C. H. Hamburg>

cognitively

adverb



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